DIY Gated shifter
A gated shifter is a manual gear shifter with an open gate i.e. it does not have the leather boot extending from the gear knob down to the gate.
It is extremely satisfying to rev an Italian engine up to about 4000 rpm, engage the clutch, and then move the shifter out of and then into gear, with a mechanical ‘clink’. Additionally, there is less danger of going into the wrong gear, since the whole thing is exposed. Peer through the gate and you can just about see the workings of the transmission. more info- nocturnalbandit.com/an-ode-to-the-gated-shifter/ - i found this article, it says why we need and how satisfying it is to have gated shifter and others.
DIY PART: There are only few DIY videos for Gated Shifter.